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dan kerman is here to explain. >> when the economy outwith the economy in the dolldrums three years ago, congress created the payroll tax holiday, which cut the payroll tax from 6.2% to 4.2%.for 2011 and 2012. meaning more money in your paycheck to spend to help get the economy going. well that so called holiday expired at the end of last year. meaning your payroll tax goes back up 2% meaning less take home pay. here's what it means. households making between 40 and 50 thousand dollars will see 579 dollars less this year. those making between 50 and 75 thousand dollars will see about 822 dollars less this year. those making between 75 and 100 thousand dollars will pay 1,206 more in tax, or 100-dollars a month the big question is, will this impact the economy? since consumers have less in their paycheck each week, even if it's 25$ a week, will they spend less? some forecasters say definitely. others say we've paid this rate for years and this 2-percent will have little impact over the long term. especially when you consider that middle class tax rates are not going up. >> pam: now th
, the national economy could dip and that would likely have a negative effect on california's budget numbers. push >> the biggest risk to our forecast or the analysts' forecasts could come next month and that's from washington, d.c. >> the 2013 budget release by governor brown showed a surplus for the first time in many years and that was thanks to new tax revenue from proposition 30 as well as spending cuts. >>> oakland police investigating a shooting that seriously injured one man. it happened about 8:00 last night on crest avenue. neighbors say they heard about 30 rounds from what sounded likes an automatic assault rifle. the victim ran. he was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition. so far no arrests have been made. >>> well, oakland's police chief and the mayor, they are working now to stop the surge in violence. 11 people were wounded in shootings over the weekend, six people have been killed so far this year. the police are blaming a lot of the violence on a feud between rival gangs. it started when a young woman was killed last summer. since then, howard jordan says g
. >> reporter: good morning. the economy very happy to hear that. we saw a better-than-expected rise in retail sales in december up .5% overall from the month of november. that was better than expected given all the stress regarding the "fiscal cliff" threats and when you lock at the best performing category cars and trucks, 1.6% up overall in 2012 the best year for auto sales since 2007. the numbers overall would have been even better if you strip out a 1.6% decline in the price of gas. now, when it comes to that decline in gas prices, that led to lower inflation on wholesale side of the equation. the producer price index fell two-tenths of a percent last month from the month before. overall, wholesale side inflation in 2012 up only 1.3%. that compared to a 4.7% inacross in 2011 falling gas prices certainly helping out at the end of the year. stock market coming off a mixed day and looking at a lower open this morning. continuing concern over techs including apple and iphone 5 demand in the holiday quarter. a look at the big board the dow is down 2
and take control of your personal economy. this is going to be helpful. call or come in today. fidelity investments. turn here. >>> good tuesday morning to you. time is 7:19. backup at the bay bridge. we'll get to mike's report in just a moment. temperatures right now running very cold. we'll finish out the day in the mid 50s. 56 degrees inland. 55 degrees at the coast. tomorrow we climb even more so and then we'll hit mid to upper 60s friday into saturday. hope you have a fantastic tuesday. stay warm out there. >> announcer: come on, let's go skydiving, savannah. it will be fun. come on. team skydive. >> team, no. >> yeah. they want to see that. come on. >> you all can skydive. i'll watch from the ground. al, thanks so much. >>> is apple losing some of its cool? stock prices have been falling for months. now there's reports that the company is planning to build fewer iphones. tom costello has more on this story. tom, good morning to you. >> savannah, good morning. by many standards, apple is a world leader. it is the world's most valuable tech company if you've been invested in their s
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